Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

A New Zealand Defence Force explosives specialist prepares to dispose of a 100lb bomb during Operation Render safe in Bougainville.

28 November 2014

Members of the New Zealand Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron have made a significant contribution to the safety of the people of Bougainville while working on Operation Render Safe.

Kiwi Blitz Big Bombs in Bougainville

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 118 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.